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Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate
The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-12 | Knoxville News Sentinel Staff

Posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT by VinL

Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican Party....to not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention.

Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election.

"Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee.

"As a matter of information, Senator Campfield, while originally qualifying as a delegate candidate for Speaker Gingrich, waited until early voting had concluded in Tennessee to publicly disavow his commitment to Speaker Gingrich and announce his endorsement of another candidate for President.

"This mislead all the Tennesseans who voted early. His actions resulted in Tennesseans who supported Newt Gingrich erroneously voting for a delegate candidate they believed would support Speaker Gingrich throughout the nominating process. The campaign has requested that Senator Campfield resign his position as a delegate. He has chosen to refuse our request."

The letter further states: "I hope you will also agree that Tennessee Republicans deserve to have representation that respects the nominating process and will discharge their duties at the convention in a sober and reasonable manner.

"On behalf of Speaker Gingrich, I ask that you vote to remove Senator Stacey Campfield from the rolls of the Tennessee delegation so we may appoint someone who will vote in accordance with the wishes of the people of Tennessee. ... The people of Tennessee deserve to have their vote for the Speaker count at the Republican Nominating Convention. The only way to make that happen is by allowing us to replace Senator Campfield."

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To: livius
St Rick also met with Romney, because they had gathered to try to convince Gingrich to get out. Then St Rick announced he’d “consider” a VP slot with Romney (he’s not going to get it, though).

Romney and Newt met.....not Santorum.
51 posted on 03/30/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Because You say, Newt is not right..okay-rest my case.

Morality police. Even to say I bash Rick because I have my views. Done. I knew that I was correct.

52 posted on 03/30/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: presently no screen name

You don’t have to guess, since I said it openly. Stop acting like a twit.


53 posted on 03/30/2012 2:21:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Christie at the beach

You have completely lost touch with reality.


54 posted on 03/30/2012 2:22:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Christie at the beach

I asked you guys repeatedly from the get-go... how was Newt going to win a general election with his gargantuan negatives, which have remained the same for almost 17 years straight ? You guys couldn’t, wouldn’t, answer the question. Just because Newt’s a good debater isn’t enough. Most GOP primary voters can see that, and that’s why he went nowhere after SC. You’re outraged because they won’t slap on the blinders and play make believe. You need to grow up. Get behind Santorum, the only hope to stop Willard, and perhaps Newt can still be utilized as Secretary of State to replace Hillary.


55 posted on 03/30/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There you go, again - high and mighty!! You think I read all your posts - that YOU are so important! Talk about twits and snotty!! Your attitude, your words SCREAMS of Rick.


56 posted on 03/30/2012 2:28:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Get behind Santorum,

NEVER!!!!!!! Satan is the master of LIARS. I serve another Master. A different one than RICK AND MITT!!

57 posted on 03/30/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You have no idea about me. I am a patriot. I am responding to your own words.

I can see Rick Santorum was in the way on Newt's message vs. Romney's record. That has put us in this mess. Rick has talk radio on his side and he cannot still gain trust across the party to come off as the president that we need. Lost touch, get a better come back.

58 posted on 03/30/2012 2:33:14 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: presently no screen name

You’re a bonafide kook.


59 posted on 03/30/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: makomako

Newt hasn’t made ANY “ouverture” to Romney. On the contrary.

Newt Gingrich Ad: Severely Sketchy Romney
http://youtu.be/U2hu2ntKhR8

Newt Gingrich Ad: Sketchy Romney: Everything Changes
http://youtu.be/UfkdJZg4jqI

Newt Gingrich Ad: Why Romney Can’t Beat Obama
http://youtu.be/sKC14Wsasts


60 posted on 03/30/2012 2:35:09 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You think you’re helping your cause ?
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I have no cause- I am merely responding to your hypocrisy. You present yourself as reasoned and intelligent- but your initiated this argument by stating you “support Stacey”. You should be wholly embarrassed.

Stacey was a Newt co-chair- and a Newt delegate— who Rick lobbied and turned. Fine.

However, turncoat Stacey was ultimately elected as a Newt delegate- The question then is to you- as a supposed honorable person— why do you support a fraud?? Is that how you operate?

I can say straight out, if the situations were reversed, I would not seek to steal a delegate that was clearly elected by primary voters for Rick in order to support Newt-— I wouldn’t do it.

So, you are either being “willfully ignorant” or you are forsaking your integrity- you know that- you choose.

But, don’t turn it in me-— you’re debasing yourself....You’ve gotten caught up in argument— and when you have time to consider your argument- hopefully you will realize that you have sacrificed your honor and credibility on the Board.

Not a great legacy.


61 posted on 03/30/2012 2:35:29 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And YOU have been DUPED by the GOP E. Their plan all along and YOU fell for it!!


62 posted on 03/30/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Another SNOTTY remark by you! By your own admission - YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!


63 posted on 03/30/2012 2:38:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Christie at the beach

What put us in this mess was the party establishment forcing out credible first tier Conservative candidates. Santorum, whom would’ve been a desultory candidate in such an instance, only rose to the top because he was the most preferable to the 4 of what remained... a has-been, a nutjob, and a lying Socialist flim-flam man.

This isn’t aimed at you per se, but I’ve never seen a party more anxious to commit suicide as the GOP is in its obsession to nominate the most execrable excuse for a candidate since the GOP was founded.


64 posted on 03/30/2012 2:41:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It is the same answer I will give to you as Palin gave time and time again- We are getting the info from Polls run by the left wing media even who said Palin was the person who had highest negs of any republican. And enough people in the party, believed that. Rick is getting the scared to death not Romney vote and his believers. Rick does not have a force behind him-if he did, we would not be here. The country needs Newt.


65 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:30 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: VinL

You’re entire logic and reasoning for posting this thread was to serve up another “Bash Rick” diatribe. I was having none of it. If you have a problem with Stacey Campfield, I suggest you take it up with him. He explained himself satisfactorily on his blog.


66 posted on 03/30/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Sounds like a typical Romney dirty trick.

Stacey Campfield: "While I could support a moderate (Romney)"

67 posted on 03/30/2012 2:48:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You’re entire logic and reasoning for posting this thread was to serve up another “Bash Rick” diatribe. I was having none of it
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I can see now that, upon reflection, you are embarrassed- as well you should be-— you’re better than your arguments here.

My purpose in posting this thread was to alert people to a fraud-— and Newt’s proper effort to prevent it. That’s not Rick bashing— that’s justice.

Your very first post stated clearly that you “support Stacey”- which is to say you supported the subterfuge. Accordingly, you were the architect on all adverse reactions to you- because your position was unbecoming and unprincipled.

And that’s the truth.


68 posted on 03/30/2012 2:56:01 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Christie at the beach; Impy; Dengar01; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; BlackElk; EternalVigilance

There is a time to heed polls and a time to ignore polls. Prudent and logical people can discern when to do so, and those that choose to keep blinders on in the face of reality are fools. Whole contingents of people have come and gone on this website in the almost 14 years I’ve been here insisting reality should be ignored, and attacking me (and others) in the most vile of ways when the truth was pointed out and the reality would come home at the election. It’s sad watching folks who should know better go down the same path of ignorance.

As for your cheerleading part... the country “had” Newt 17 years ago. Where were you then ? To his credit, he worked hard to get the GOP to a majority, but within a year, he choked, and Bubba and the Democrats successfully turned him into a whipping boy. He’s spent years kissing up to that same liberal establishment he claims to oppose in order to get their approval. It’s just plain sad. It’s amazing most FReepers could see that, but as soon as he declared for President, they acted like he was the Second Coming. I support Rick, but I ain’t going to canonize him as you guys have with Newt. It’s nutty.


69 posted on 03/30/2012 2:57:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: VinL

I am embarrassed, by the behavior of you and your compatriots. I’ve already addressed your points and won’t have any more of my time wasted by this nonsense and bashing which only helps Willard.


70 posted on 03/30/2012 3:01:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: VinL

My sentiments exactly FRiend!

It’s time for all these childish, angry, insulting, mud slinging sessions to end. We are all better than that.


71 posted on 03/30/2012 3:12:58 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
If you think being honest is “snotty and distasteful”, madam, you’re on the wrong website.

first, I don't think you are honest. And secondly, there are lots of honest people on FR, most of whom, if not all, manage to be honest without being snotty and dishonest like you...

72 posted on 03/30/2012 3:16:36 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

How do you explain Newt winning south carolina, with turnout up almost 35%? Because when Newt gets a fair shake, just barely a fair shake, he soars and the electorate gets excited.

You can be the first to know - santorum is over. He won’t win WI or PA, and quite possibly may get out before PA. And will not have what it takes to withstand the GOP calls for him to go out, or the promises they will make him if he does...

Just in case you didn’t get it - look at your watch - remember the date - SANTORUM IS OVER. O.V.E.R.


73 posted on 03/30/2012 3:24:05 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

Given that you are a n00b, your crass insults and slander don’t carry much credibility.


74 posted on 03/30/2012 3:29:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: true believer forever

I stated that Gingrich peaked in South Carolina and has never recovered, madam. You can face that reality or you can continue to wallow in mindless boosterism.


75 posted on 03/30/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: presently no screen name

Well no, you loonie, there were just a few threads here on FR about Newt meeting with Mitt. I imagibne you have blinders on like they put on a horse. You musta missed it.

Geesh


76 posted on 03/30/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by dforest
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To: presently no screen name

America has been loose for a long time. Do you mean loses?


77 posted on 03/30/2012 3:47:25 PM PDT by dforest
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Psycho, you crack me up as you certainly have no room to be throwing stones. LOL


78 posted on 03/30/2012 3:48:48 PM PDT by dforest
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To: livius

I asked you top prove it earlier, so did others.

SO prove it with a link to back yourself up.


79 posted on 03/30/2012 3:50:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Aww I was just starting to have fun.


80 posted on 03/30/2012 3:54:20 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

My sentiments exactly FRiend!

It’s time for all these childish, angry, insulting, mud slinging sessions to end. We are all better than that.

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Psych, far be it for me to question someone’s motives, but you wouldn’t be trying to sugar me up in advance of Witless Mittless, would you?

Because, if that’s the case, I’m just warming up. -:)


81 posted on 03/30/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL; Christie at the beach

Please let us know how this unfolds.

I hope Newt succeeds.


82 posted on 03/30/2012 5:39:02 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t think they can do this. If he won election as a delegate then he’s in.

I believe he is bound to vote for Gingrich on the first ballot; thereafter he can switch to Santorum.


83 posted on 03/30/2012 7:44:14 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: VinL

Stacy is the guy who decided Santorum was a better candidate. Unfortunately, he was listed on the Gingrich forms as a Gingrich delegate, and therefore was picked as one of the Gingrich representatives.

I can’t find anything in Tennessee’s rules to suggest a different delegate could simply be “selected”, but maybe there is a process.

I would think Stacey is required to vote for Gingrich anyway. It would be the subsequent ballots where there would be a problem.


84 posted on 03/30/2012 9:35:34 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Christie at the beach; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Dengar01

Time to face facts. They guy has won only 2 states and only even got second place in 6 others. He ain’t gonna be the nominee and there’s nothing more to say about it, the electorate has rejected him. So debating whether he could beat Obama or not is an interesting hypothetical, but pointless.

There is only one alternative to Romney who has any chance, Santorum. He’d have had a much better chance if conservatives would have united with him a couple months ago when it was clear he was the strongest running conservative by far.

Hell he was leading Romney in some national polls but still a lot of people here were trashing him and clamoring for Newt.

Sad situation.


85 posted on 03/30/2012 9:36:16 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: presently no screen name

There’s a reason you didn’t “know” that.


86 posted on 03/30/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: VinL

Interestingly, if you do a google search on “Stacey lobbied by Santorum”, the 1st-page google entries that match are all posts you made here at FR.

A link to a real news source might be helpful.


87 posted on 03/30/2012 9:40:37 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

A link to a real news source might be helpful.
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And why would that be helpful to you?


88 posted on 03/30/2012 10:34:28 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: dforest
you loonie, there were just a few threads here on FR about Newt meeting with Mitt. I imagibne you have blinders on like they put on a horse.

You MUST be a Rick supporter - their posts stick out, below the curve - the only kind of support he can draw.

89 posted on 03/30/2012 10:40:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Christie at the beach

My thinking is neither foolish nor self-righteous.

And for the record, in 2008 I did not support Huckabee, Romney, Thompson, McCain, or Giuliani, for that matter. And when election day came, I voted for Sarah Palin.


90 posted on 03/31/2012 1:47:42 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: presently no screen name

Romney even said to Sean Hannity that he met with Newt, after Sean opened the interview with a question about it.


91 posted on 03/31/2012 2:05:24 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Newt went to deck the liar but Mitt was having his hair done.


92 posted on 03/31/2012 2:30:23 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: VinL

Because then I could read the news story, and evaluate the information. Is it an official release, or a campaign worker talking, or some 3rd-hand friend of some anonymous source?

Hey, even knowng there was actually an article would be useful, because we’d know it wasn’t just speculation or a misunderstandng of something, or just a repeat of other misinformation (that happens a lot around here, you read something and start repeating it and nobody realizes it started with a vanity or something.


93 posted on 04/03/2012 7:46:02 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I don’t know what you are trying to prove to yourself by your continued failed efforts at critiquing my posts. I’ve tried to be courteous, but as I’ve indicated twice previously, you are becoming tedious.

In this instance, you have indicated that you made an extensive effort to research authority for my position on Campfield, but to no avail. Well, I just searched and immediately found that authority-

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/mar/04/super-tuesday-switch-gingrich-co-chairman-backs/

If you lack the intelligence to perform an elemental search, ask someone else to assist you- before attempting to impeach another poster’s credibility.

In any event, I will not reply to any of your future posts directed to me.


94 posted on 04/03/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
the GOP royally screwed up when they dished Rick Perry. We should have seen the handwriting on the wall. It was all downhill after that.
95 posted on 04/03/2012 9:27:09 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: VinL

I don’t know why you found that so hard. I love to provide links to the news sources that confirm my statements, especially when people ask about them.

When you avoid providing links, it makes people wonder about the information, and I would think you would want to make sure people didn’t wonder about the information.

I’m not sure why you used the word “lobby”, but instead of “asked”, although I guess that’s just a semantic choice for a desired connotative effect.

I’m also not sure why, in context, you find the move to be untoward. According to the article you cited, Santorum spoke with the man and gave him a reasoned argument why it would make sense to switch. The idea that people should be “left alone” if they have already announced a candidate to support makes no sense to me, since the whole point of running for office is to change the opinion of people who will vote.

By giving me the link, you have helped all of us understand the context of your claim, and better evaluate the action, to see whether it really was as horrible as you claimed.


96 posted on 04/04/2012 8:33:09 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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